Assignment 2 Analysis of a TV show: Seinfeld
1. Bibliographical Information
A. Cherones, Tom (Director). 1994, February 10. Seinfeld [The Marine
Biologist].” Los Angeles, CA: NBC.
The television show, “Seinfeld”, is a hilarious sitcom based on the everyday life
of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The specific episode I wish to write about was the 14
episode of the 5
season referred to as “The Marine Biologist”. The episode first aired on
February 10, 1994 on NBC. The show was filmed in 1993 when they filmed all the
episodes for the entire season. The show takes place in Manhattan, New York, and much
of the storyline takes place in Jerry’s apartment as he communicates with his friends who
come over on a regular day basis. The show generally follows Jerry and his three best
friends, George, Elaine, and Kramer, as they go about living their regular lives and daily
activities with unfortunate mishaps and interpersonal relations.
The main character of “Seinfeld” is Jerry Seinfeld himself. Jerry is a comedian
who performs at various comedy clubs and shows. Jerry is in his mid 30s and is
considered to be the “funny guy” of the group. He is constantly including his personal
jokes and bids throughout the show. Often times, his comments can be interpreted as
George Costanza is Jerry’s long time friend from high school. George is also in
his mid 30s, and he has stopped working as a real estate agent George is currently
unemployed, living with his parents, and he spends most of his time with Jerry discussing
Elaine Bennes is also among Jerry’s list of best friends. She and Jerry had dated in
the past, but it is made clear that the two of them are strictly friends. Elaine works as an
editor for Pendum Publishing Company.
Cosmo Kramer, is Jerry’s friend and neighbor from across the hall. Kramer has no
occupation; in fact, he is always mooching off Jerry. Kramer is a very unusual fellow
who can be outrageous, funny, opinionated, spontaneous, blunt, and bizarre. He enjoys
acting, and by all means, he is a real character.
4. The plot